“Riser” – Dierks Bentley
A person commented on a post I published yesterday and I continue to think about the comment. I am thankful that person posted that comment on my “Living the Dream” post. It said sometimes living the dream is just getting by and I agree with that statement 100%. I started listening to music this morning, as I usually do, and came across one of my favorite songs by Dierks Bentley called “Riser”. This song reminded me of the triumphs of people in recovery or just living a ‘free’ life from whatever demons they are facing. I have also been reminded that demons in life do not have to be solely related to addiction, as a demon in a persons life can be anything. My post about demons, was referring to one of my personal demons and I am very aware a demon can be any type of adversity, addictions or difficulties someone is facing. I am truly thankful for the dialogue that is created by other blogs and my blog, as it keeps my mind clear and sharp. I would like to thank everyone that posts thoughtful and meaningful comments to my posts, which I consider all of them, since every person on the face of this earth should have a voice that is validated by others.
The song “Riser” has a lot of different meanings to be, but one I want to address in this post. I view this song as one of the most inspirational and motivational songs in addressing how a person responds to adversity, whether it be addiction or anything else a person could be facing such as, but not limited to a heartache, anxiety, depression, bipolar, etc.
“Riser” has lyrics I Find Inspirational:
“I’m a Survivor”
“When Push Comes to Shove I’m a Fighter”
“When darkness comes to town, I’m a lighter”
“Mean enough to stare your demons down”
“I ain’t afraid of working to the bone”
“A get out aliver, of the fire, survivor”
“You don’t have to worry anymore”
“I’m a Riser”
In life, it’s important to be a “Riser” and view yourself as a “Survivor” every and each day. I also view ‘worry and anxiety’ as demons that some people face in their lives, as I do, and the lyrics “you don’t have to worry anymore” in combination with the other lyrics, really rang true to the things I go through on a daily basis. Also the lyrics “When push comes to shove, I’m a fighter” has a meaning that there are some days when even a person that has been living a calm life and has everything under ‘control’ (I say that very carefully knowing that does a person really have everything under control), will have to put on the boxing gloves and take a swing back at adversity.
I want to leave this post with a positive connotation, as this song has such a lively spirit. It’s time to view yourself as a Riser and a Survivor today, because today you can make the choice to be one! You have the power to change your perception of how you are going to live your life today, so make that change if it is needed.